When deciding between repair and replacement, you should consider more than cost. Our team of Avalon Park roofers can help with your decision.
It’s tempting when looking at a major home improvement project to look only at the bottom line, “What will it cost me?” then go with the less expensive option. When it comes to your home’s roof, however, there’s more that goes into the equation than cost when deciding whether a repair will get the job done. At Advantage Roofing, our Avalon Park roofers consider several factors before recommending which is the best option: repair or replacement.
How Old Is Your Roof?
An asphalt shingle roof can last 10-20 years and give your home adequate protection at a budget-friendly price. If you think your roof may have sustained damage after a storm, we will factor in the age of your roof when recommending whether it should be replaced.
If your roof has been damaged but it’s only a few years old, it might make sense to repair the damage. If your roof is older, natural wear and tear can make it more vulnerable to damage, and repairing it can be like putting a bandaid on a bigger problem.
How Bad Is The Damage?
Is the damage localized to one area or is it widespread? Are only the shingles damaged or does the damage go down to the underlayment? A small area of damage that is only “shingle-deep” is likely going to need a repair only. If the damage is over a larger area, the cost might be lower to replace the entire roof.
What’s Your Roofing Material?
Some types of roof last much longer than others. A tile roof, for example, can last for decades, so repairing a few shingles would be much more cost-effective than replacing the whole roof. If there is water damage under the shingles, we can even remove the shingles, repair the damage, then reuse the original shingles if they are in good condition.
Your plans for your home can play a big role in your decision whether to repair your roof or replace it. Our Avalon Park roofers will discuss with you the best options if you are thinking of putting your house on the market anytime soon. A new roof can give you the option to raise the asking price, plus it gives your home’s curb appeal a boost.
If you plan to stay in your home for the foreseeable future, repairing it could be a better option. However, if you decide to go forward with a replacement, the added cost would be spread out over the life of your home.
What’s the Bottom Line?
If budget is driving your decision, consider this: making several smaller repairs isn’t necessarily cheaper than replacing your whole roof. Why? A repair can be more expensive per square foot because you don’t get the benefit of discounts on bulk materials, plus you’ll likely pay the same amount for labor.
Our Avalon Park roofers can guide you through the process from inspection to repair (or new roof). You can trust that we will only recommend what is best for you and your home. We have been serving the Central Florida area for decades and we are proud of the reputation we have built over those years.
If you’re looking for a team of professionals to help you decide whether a repair or a replacement is your best option, Advantage Roofing is ready to work with you. Contact us today to get started.